So, after working 10 days straight, AND the sun coming out for my day off, I decided to head off to Ringwood, and the lakes. However, I'd completely forgotten how far away everything can be from some of the hides and I had a lapse in settings control...so here isa selection of heavily cropped, mightily distant (in some cases), badly exposed pics from today.... with a few surprises thrown in that I didn't expect to see.....
Straight in with a surprise... a Wheatear
A Pied Wagtail
Pipit and Wheatear (too distant for me to decipher which pipit)
Egyptian Geese Flyover
Things were mainly less distant from now on...Surprise #2
Surprise #3 considering how chilly it was overnight
Overall there were 3 Red Admiral, and probably 12-15 Speckled Wood, but only one dragonfly which I didn't manage to snap
It was about here I remembered that bright sunshine can be tempered in the camera's settings...
Surprise #4 (well it will be if someone can tell me what it is... I've tried lightning it a bit but it doesn't make any colours clearer)
Surprise #5 Well it is for me as I haven't seen one since the spring...Blackcap
Surprise #6, Handsome Beast
But easily spooked
Female Shoveller (judging by bill size)
Surprise #7... my 1st encounter
And then the party started with (drum roll please) The Fun Guys!!
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Lot to learn
In reply to gaynorsl:
In reply to TeeJay:
Super photos PB, and I love the blackcap with blackberries, that is a super capture.
Getting a grass snake this time of year, is awesome.
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In reply to Mike B:
In reply to PimperneBloke:
PimperneBloke said:Thanks Mike, was my 1st ever grass snake, and the blackcap was about 3 feet outside the hide window, so I didn't dare open it lol
PB, you're welcome.
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